John Aylward Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 20 Dec, 2020
Facts of John Aylward
Birth Nation: United States of America
Birth Name John Aylward
Nationality American
Birth Place/City eattle, Washington, US
Profession Actor
Net Worth $1.5 million
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John Aylward is an American actor who is famous for his appearance in the NBC TV series, The West Wing as the former DNC chairman Barry Goodwin. He is also known for his appearance in the NBC series ER as Dr. Donald Anspaugh.  

Short Bio of John Aylward

John Aylward was born on November 7, 1946, in Seattle, Washington, USA. He was raised in his birthplace. For his nationality, he is an American while for his ethnicity, he is white. 

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Regarding his educational background, John enrolled at St. Joseph's Grade School. For his high school, he attended the Prep High School, but in 1965, he graduated from a different high school, Garfield High School. Furthermore, five years later, Aylward completed his Professional Actor's Training Program from the University of Washington. 

Personal Life: Married, Wife, and Kids

Talking about his married life, John Aylward is indeed a married man. He walked down the aisle with the love of his life, Mary L Fields on March 17, 1986. 

John hasn't revealed any information about his kids since he likes to keep his private affairs private. He isn't a fan of social media platforms so he doesn't use any. 

His Career and Net Worth

Now, speaking about his net worth, John Aylward has earned an estimated fortune of around $1.5 million as of 2020. It's all thanks to his career in the entertainment industry. He has over 98 acting credits with extra credits for writing, composing, producing, directing, and even special effects. 

John's professional career began when he along with some of his friends founded Seattle's Empty Space Theatre in 1973. He was also a regular worker at Seattle Repertory Theater for 15 years. 

Aylward's acting career began in 1976 when he appeared as Grady in The Secret Life of John Chapman. He took a break from acting for around a decade before jumping back in with Stamp of a Killer in 1987. Two years later, he appeared in Three Fugitives and Third Degree Burn.

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Some of his hit movies are Armageddon as Dr. Banks, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III as Niles, Instinct as Warden Keefer, and North Country as Judge Halsted. As for his TV hits, he has appeared in Northern Exposure (1990-1992), The Others (2000), The Fugitive (2000-2001), The West Wing (2005-2006), ER (1996-2008), and Yellowstone (2018). Recently in 2020, John appeared in two movies and a TV series, the Nowhere Inn as Uncle Pete, Finding the Way Back as Father Edward Devine, and Briarpatch as Freddie Laffter. 

As for his awards, Aylward was awarded the Drama Logue Award for his appearance in Psychopathia Sexualis for his Outstanding Performance in 1996.